• Distance Estimation Methods for Smartphone-Based Navigation Support Systems 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems;295, Chapter; Peer reviewed; Conference object, 2021-08-03)
      Distance estimation is a key element of a navigation system. Various methods and instruments are used in distance estimation procedures. The methods and instruments used usually depend on the contexts of the application ...
    • LiDAR-Based Obstacle Detection and Distance Estimation in Navigation Assistance for Visually Impaired 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;Volume 13309, Chapter; Peer reviewed; Conference object; Journal article, 2022-06-16)
      People with visual impairments can face challenges with independent navigation and therefore may use traditional aids such as guide dogs, white canes, or a travel companion for navigation assistance. In recent years, ...
    • Multimodal Navigation Systemsfor Users with Visual Impairments—A Review and Analysis 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (Multimodal Technologies and Interaction;Volume 4, Issue 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-10-16)
      Multimodal interaction refers to situations where users are provided with multiple modes for interacting with systems. Researchers are working on multimodality solutions in several domains. The focus of this paper is within ...
    • SceneRecog: A Deep Learning Scene Recognition Model for Assisting Blind and Visually Impaired Navigate using Smartphones 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics;2021 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Chapter; Peer reviewed; Conference object; Journal article, 2022-01-06)
      Deep learning models have recently gained popularity in the research community due to their high classification success rates. In this paper, we proposed an EfficientNet-Lite based scene recognition model for scene recognition ...
    • Smartphone navigation support for blind and visually impaired people - A comprehensive analysis of potentials and opportunities 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;Volume 12189, Chapter; Peer reviewed; Conference object, 2020)
      Smartphones are indispensable tools for many people for various assistive tasks. They are equipped with different sensors that provide data on motion, location and the environment. This paper explores the various sensors ...
    • Tools and Technologies for Blind and Visually Impaired Navigation Support: A Review 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (IETE Technical Review;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-27)
      The development of navigation tools for people who are visually impaired had become an important concern in the research area of assistive technologies. This paper gives a comprehensive review of different articles published ...
    • Towards Independent Navigation with Visual Impairment: A Prototype of a Deep Learning and Smartphone-based Assistant 

      Kuriakose, Bineeth; Shrestha, Raju; Sandnes, Frode Eika (PETRA: Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments; PETRA 2021: The 14th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, Conference object; Book chapter; Peer reviewed, 2021-06-29)
      People with visual impairments may find it hard to navigate in unfamiliar spaces. Even though several systems have been proposed to make navigation easier, such systems often ignore two essential factors for anyone using ...